Mario Draghi Nomination Based on Deception

by ECB Watch The Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) Committee was in charge of evaluating Mario Draghi’s credentials on behalf of the European Parliament. The view of the Committee, and accompanying evidence, was described in a 36 pages report released on 16 June 2011 just before the vote on the nomination by MEPs. It concluded …

EU Ignores Falsification of Greek Public Finance Data

by Guest Author ECB Watch This is a companion to another article to be published Draghi Nomination Based on Deception.  Here, we address the broader issue of the falsification of Greece’s public finance data.   We will look into Eurostat audits (Walter Radermacher), the ECB’s willful hindrance against the release of records (Jean Claude Trichet), Goldman Sachs’ …